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SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 12:30am PDT
the societal changes in a dent in a nation's shameful conference. last fall we did make some progress even at the ballot box which has been very difficult during this generation but prop 36 passed in the deeply embedded 3 strikes law. i also want to point out to this group even though the focus today is on public defenders in the criminal system, in san francisco we try to go even further than that. last year they were making san francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
of the city's costs which are 30 million and change. it's [inaudible] isn't going to do the job fundraisers do their thing and -- [inaudible] [inaudible] and so if san francisco taxpayers do he wanted up getting suck with the bill for 15 million-dollar or more the intft so huge that -- [inaudible] . >> i still look at america's cup and i personally attended of the world series events this past summer they were incredential and the first introduction to the blend of new technology and the visualization of being able to see this race pack and other jurisdictions where they have actually had to take a vote out to see it on the shores of san francisco bay this is an incredible big change and so the mean please of it has been a little bit of a change chalg but now, that we have this behind us and we know what it is to really establish a good invitation tall of the visitors that want to come in and participate in this, we know how to do it better and it's not as big as it originally was. and because it was not, some of the things that were expenses of the city that created the 30 million-dolla
NBC
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
opinion is changing so fast. as the supreme court takes up same-sex marriage, there is a stunning swing in its acceptance. today 58% to 49% in favor. president obama changed his mind. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: hillary clinton agreed last week. mitt romney's stand against gay marriage surely hurt him in november. >> white evangelicals form a strong part of the republican base and are overwhelmingly opposed but others supports free freedom to marry. >> marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: despite the snow, people are camped at the supreme court to get inside for tomorrow's argument. >> i have a lot of gay friends. i don't think they should be denied the right to marry the person they love. >> chief justice roberts set aside a seat for his cousin, a lesbian, who wants theo justice to declare the ban unconstitutional. chris and sandy raised four boys and want to marry. >> we
SFGTV2
Mar 25, 2013 7:30pm PDT
down the road until times are better and in a way it's kind-of surprising how quickly that has changed and clearly we are in different times not having to deal with this fiscal crisis that we have dealt with what does that give you the freedom do and what to focus on that might have been on the back burner with the emergency? [inaudible] first shot >>> so, i'm very caution to say it took a lot of hard work, i remember the day we walked into the office to a 40 million deficit we had to renegotiate our contract and peenings for the first time and pension that happens an issue in california were part of the state system and still not ready for the shake-out on the development and so, i'll like to think it's -- [inaudible/incomprehensible] level and i think that what it gibbs you time do is to start working on some of these dreams and really give development opportunities and that is what it's like despite the evidence -- the general fund and in our economic outlet team and that we -- [inaudible] and working and -- of that and i know -- and i worked on chinese investments because we are
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
changes that are necessary in our community are here. if i could have the department heads also please stand. [applause] thank you very much. so we are going to do a quick change. and we would like to present our next keynote speaker. someone that has done a lot of work in the city and county of san francisco. in terms of reentry programs here in all the communities of san francisco. someone that i very much, that is very much a strong advocate around reentry. and the need for reentry services, i would like to welcome chief adult probation officer, wendy steele. [applause] >> a little shorter. thank you very much. it's such a privilege and honor to be here today to talk about this really important subject. adult probation's goal is to break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration. if we do it where we have the greatest risk and opportunity is with this 18-25 transitional age group. adult probation has undergone a transformation over the last three years. we have learned so much, and diag gasone. and the greater partners and others who put this forum together. it's really important
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
; establishing pricing for affordable single room occupancy units; changing the status of projects using california debt limit allocation committee tax exempt bonds so that such projects are subject to the program, but that units may qualify as on or off-site units under certain circumstances; allowing income levels of qualifying households to exceed those specified in certain situations; authorizing the mayor's office of housing to change a monitoring fee to verify occupancy of affordable units; making technical clarifications and corrections, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the general plan. ~ ordinance >> thank you. and item number 1 is sponsored by the mayor. and i do have amendments that have been requested by the mayor's office of housing and, so, i will distribute those. the amendment is to add an uncodified section to the ordinance providing that the exemption from the inclusionary housing program for california debt limit allocation projects continues to apply to any project that as of today has already received approval from the planning commi
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
million loan for an affordable housing project at 1091 market street. the house has just changed. let's do a roll call. >> supervisor tang, supervisor wiener, supervisor yee, supervisor avalos, supervisor breed, supervisor choou, cohen, kim, supervisor mar, there are 11 ayes. >> the ordinance passed. >> item no. 12. >> miscellaneous variance to same section. >> can we take the same call? without objection this is passed. >> the appointment of murphy term. >> supervisor avalos? >> thank you, president chiu. i don't necessarily speak out against appointments. i know the mayor has a lot of leeway to appoint commissions. i have a reason why i want to appoint mr. murphy. i know he has made many contributions to our city as a contractor and developer and also made great contributions in terms of housing in the city. i'm really concerned about the appearance of really not following the rules that all of us expect to a contractor to follow over the years. as president of the dbi commission of the past, would you expect that mr. murphy would make sure he could follow the proper procedures along h
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
all changed their policy and placed the 450 words summary in the body of the minutes with multiple rulings of the task force and miss akkad is stubborn back to the task force for the hearing. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> president chiu, board of supervisors, i come every once in a while. i represent the tenderloin walking tours. i want to invite new members of the board who i haven't met yet to come out and walk the tenderloin with me. i do about 4 tours a week. so far this year i have done about 450 people. they are doing a documented travel in germany next month and a section in the sacramento bee. i'm trying to demystify the tenderloin. i would like to invite you all when you get a chance to come out. you can get the information from supervisor kim or president chiu. they both know me. i would like to see you come out and get a different side of the area. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> mr. chiu and members of the supervisors, my name is -- closer? my name is amber baker. i am a native of san francisco. my grandchildren are 6 generation and i sit on the de
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2013 9:30pm PDT
mix and the care customers. if you were to change those requirements and guide the staff, the program rates can change as well. the second component where the staff is designed to rate to see financially around a targeted customer base. it is both in size and also in type of customer designed to be conservative. size in the sense of about 120 for the total 5.6 mega watt load and they are charging non-care customers. they are not charging low income customers and will not be impacted in phase 1. they are not the ones being included in the program in the offset. >> just a question you have the first bullet, you talk about the phase 1 program meeting objective, a hundred percent renewable and financial support for low income customers, are we assuming the build out is in those numbers as well? >> yes. as planned. >> the decision to proceed with the program is a policy choice. it's not an economic necessity. it is purely a policy choice for this body. and what the rate board has after a number of sessions has come to a conclusion as well as that we have high confidence in p u c staff in h
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
, washington bureau chief of t"th washington post." we've talked about how attitudes have changed. you look at the polls and the politicians. do you have a sense -- what do you think, ryan? why is this all happening now? >> why did everything move so quickly? >> why the sea change? yeah. >> i think actually, karl rove ironically deserves a lot of the credit for it. in 2004, the republican party put a bunch of anti-gay marriage issues on different state ballots to drive out evangelical voters. what it did is it took an issue that had not necessarily been partisan before and turned it into a deeply part son one. that meant that democrats now had to decide whether they were against gay marriage, for gay marriage, for civil unions, against civil unions. as soon as you make the democratic party decide on a civil rights issue, they will shift eventually -- it's going to take some time, but they will eventually get there. what you saw is rapidly over the next several years, the democratic party moved in favor of gay marriage. once gay marriage then became legalized in different states, people went
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
of that is going to change when gay couples are allowed to do the same. the fact is that throughout the nation's history, gay couples and gay individuals have been paying their taxes, and by paying our taxes, we help support all the legal benefits and protections of marriage. according to the government accountability office, there are over 01100 legal benefits and protections that are given to married couples. we have been subsidizing those throughout the nation's history. yet we are unable to take advantage of those same incentives to marry. that cannot be constitutional. host: let me ask you this. should the court be jumping in at this point? one of the arguments being made by the lawyers for proposition 8, today's oral argument, is that there is a social movement happening. polls are showing more people in favor. let that take place. let states decide what they want to do. is there a role for the supreme court? caller: of course there is. this cannot be accomplished in a piecemeal, state-by-state basis. most of the legal benefits of marriage come from the federal government. but me give yo
ABC
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
big changes in terms of tunnels but also another big change getting around town. reminders for people on the golden gate bridge. cruise installed giant signs above the toll plaza to let drivers know tolls will be electronic starting on wednesday. there no toll takers you can set up an account or get a bill in the mail after crossing the bridge. all changing on wednesday. >> all for better right? >> coming up hate being locked into two year sell krel phone plans? one carrier could make that a thing of the past. >> archie the dog, stolen on bart, back home. you're going to hear from the happy relieved owner. >> i'm abc 7 news sandhya patel live from the roof of the kgotv broadcast center get ready for showers. i'll let you know if this will >>> new on abc 7 news at 5:00 we have great mus to report about a missing dog. the little dog has been found. look how cute and returned to its owner. john? >> you're right archie is back safe and sound. bart says charges are pending against people who had the dog. this is archie spending time with corinne. he is a registered service dog who helps he
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
senators across the senate are women. just recognize that, again, this has been really a significant change, and our motivation, of course, is to reach the best and brightest, retain the best human capital we can find across the enterprise. can i have the next slide, please. same-sex benefits. this is an issue that, frankly, interesting time. i look at -- i look at how it's playing out in washington, and i think this is kind of showing me what's going to happen here ahead. you know, we had the repeal of don't ask, don't tell back in the fall of 2011, and it was pretty much a nonevent. people said, oh, it's going to be a change, it's going to be significant, just an upheaval of massive social proportions. it's been known of that. we knew that. we knew that going in, that, look, the generation you represent, this is nothing. you all understood this for a long time, but it's not about who you are with, but about the quality of the person you are. we see that play out. it's been an interesting change to see the follow-up from that. not withstanding the don't ask, don't tell policy and opening o
PBS
Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
don't know. i think we need a culture change with the regulators. i talk about this a lot in my book. you've got a lot of good-will intentioned people, but they confuse bank profitability with bank safety and soundness. they're not the same thing. there's the right way and there's a wrong way to make money. they're almost aligning themselves to bank managers and wanting to have the appearance of profitability because they think that makes a sound banking system. it's really upside down. you can't ignore the problems here. some of that is overlooked. >> we thought we were going to get a culture change after the big crash. >> yeah, well, i think it's coming slowly but not fast enough. it's amazing that, you know, so many years after the crisis less than half of the dodd frank rules have been completed. a lot of them are watered down. >> by? >> well, the regulators have come to do this. some of the provisions in dodd frank h too many provisions, but we get more exceptions when these proposals come out such as the volcker rule. we get these rules that are hard to enforce and easy to game
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 11:30am PDT
in that area would change drastically. i notice the timeframe for this is 2020, but i question whether or not 2020 we would have enough information to actually start planning what to do with those exit orders. i need more information in terms of whether or not these things are being considered in terms of not having a candlestick there. >> okay. mta staff? >> good morning. deputy for planning and on behalf of the project manager who is ill. let me answer that question. it's listed as a 2020 project and this relates to the bay view water front project which is happening in the 2020 timeframe. our analysis shows to prior to that point it's not absolutely critical to have that change rebuilt. it does take a long time to get those projects under way and an approved and funded and it's work now between now and 2020. >> i guess i was going on the opposite end whether some of the build out would be slower? >> that could well be. we've seen it happen with mission bay and commission cycles. going forward it's hard to say. that would be the earliest in our opinion, although we know that some fol
SFGTV2
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
section 5.6381. >> the budget once again from last year have not changed. all the price points what you are doing is coping last year's budget. because san francisco is in a bit of a budget crunch, staff is recommended that while we reserve our rights to the money according to state code that we return the money back to the general fund of the san francisco city and county and reserve the right to return the money itself. so we have the right to it in the future. if you have any questions, i'm happy to answer? >> that goes back to the clerk of the board is that correct? >> yes. it goes back to where the money comes from okay. comments or questions? >> i know the budget is going to come back for us again, it would be helpful to have more of a detailed break down in terms of where this is going. i know for example you have a proposals sflafco budget explanation and it talks about what these categories are but it doesn't specify the amount per category, so i just wanted a lot more detail around the budget to have a clear understanding of what we are spending for things. >> i will be happy
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 4:00am PDT
-trial services to change their system. and i think it has allowed san francisco and santa cruz to be ahead of the game. when realignment hits, you are better prepared to manage this increased responsibility. i think there are two case studies that we can look to and look for peer support from our local justice administrators to help other counties implement such services. >> mr. deong, would you address mr. simon's question of the tool that could have a discriminatory component. >> i want to add in there, thank you, matt, to add to what the district attorney is saying. we are currently evaluating our instrument and the half of dozen factors includes a current charge, felony, and the unemployed, drug abuse and having an opinion case. which i think is perhaps much different than say 10 years ago. and we are validating this information now in terms of comparing it to the mounds of data we have, if anything, any volunteer researchers out there. who want -- it really requires a lot of work and scrutiny. but i think it echoes what the district attorney is saying. we are mindful of the jails have
CNBC
Mar 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
around the kennedy space center changed in a way that may surprise you. [ticking] >> inside, you feel like a part of you has been ripped out from losing a job. >> 1/3 of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year. it's been hard on them and the economy, but we found an experiment in retraining... [paper tears] >> the resume, very soon, will become an obsolete tool in the job-search process. >> that may just offer a way back. you just got a new job. >> yes, i did. brings a smile to my face. >> i see that. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. in this edition, we look at two innovative experiments in the housing and job markets aimed at solving long-term problems caused by the great recession. and later on, we examine the impact on brevard county, florida, of scuttling the space shuttle program. we begin with the housing industry. chances are the home you're in isn't worth what it used to be. you may not have indulged in the real estate bubble with its liars' loans and wall street greed, but you were stuck with the bill. and if you thought your home value could
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
biography of rachael jackson. understand the amount of change that kantor jackson brought to washington. >> -- andrew jackson brought to washington. >> he is the first westerner. we have va. presidents before that. jackson is somebody completely different. he grew up in the frontier. the change is enormous. socially, the change is enormous. --n though he is a planter, he was not like a new england int -- new englanders island -- either. he brought very different values and very different ambitions. >> even though he was awaited -- would president. >> she was the one of his life. a few months, at before he went to be inaugurated, and he was bereft. he spent all of his time thinking about her and her memory and having her pictures, portraits in the bedroom. it really changed. >> we need to delve into the campaign of 1828 to understand the presidency. -- how did itr of change? >> it was the first time we did not have the majority of electors. the election was given over to the house of representatives. he'll have these multiple competing factions in the house of representatives. you have c
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 1:00am EDT
of politics. let's talk in a broad sense about the changing country and the changing political parties. >> one of the major things that we forget, because we're so comfortable with the united states being a two-party system and that being what democracy is or at least is here, we forget that during the early republic, there wasn't a two- party system, that the founding fathers hated parties and thought they would be terrible for democracy. there was this generation, particularly martin van buren who said we need to have an ordered, structured system, of making political things happen and that's the parties. we have to have a philosophy. we have to show up together and vote on the same thing and we have to hang together, or these sections of the country or these differences in the democracy will spin out of control, and actually they did. >> how did washington, d.c. change over these 12 years? >> it grew like crazy. at the beginning, of course, it was basically just kind of a big -- with trees and dirt and then there would be a house and a building there. then it became actually a city and it b
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 7:30am PDT
believe. this permit does not change the use, there is a subsequent permit that was issued on march fourth and that is to remodel an existing retail space within the existing mixed used tenant building and for any retail establishment that is on appeal. that is the permit that creates oska. if the concerns over the establishment of oska, then the ax action has no bearing on tha. we found this is not a formula retail use. when the change of use or when the tenant improvement permit was issued by the planning department and issued in march fourth, they the applicant submitted a formula use affidavit which stated that they only have 8 operating. we have also separately requested materials from them, which show that they only have eight operating and tried to clear everything that i can on the internet to try to find if they have more than eleven or more establishments in the u.s. and they did not. and so, for that reason, we found that they are not from retail use and the argument is that they have internet stores, and that does not count towards the eleven establishments. you have to have e
CW
Mar 25, 2013 10:00pm PDT
exhausted and did not want to talk on camera. overcome with gratitude, the baby's mother changed her mind. >> i want to say thank you to everybody. thank you for everyone, the police department, everything. my baby is okay, thank god, and i am happy and i want to say thank you, thank you, thank you. >> the five hour search ended when a neighbor found the infant in the alley way of duplexes. she was still inside the stolen suv. the doors were unlocked, she was unbuckled and crouched in her baby seat. carlos was first on seat and gabriella gave him a hug. >> you feel compelled and obligated. we were going to make sure none of us were going to go home until we found her. >> the ordeal began at 6:30 this morning when her mother was loading the suv to get ready for work. she left the engine running, but didn't fasten the infant seat belt. >> she left her seconds, anything can happen in seconds. >> she got back to the vehicle as it drove off. >> the mom was screaming hysterically and we ran out because we thought someone tried to run away with the baby or something. but no, so we just ca
NBC
Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
in the truth. >>> the supreme court is getting ready to hear the first of two cases that could change the way america deals with same-sex marriage. the first covers prop 8, the way california deals with the ban on gay marriage. frascy pots is outside the court where people have camped out for days to get one of the few seats inside. >> reporter: dozens are camped out waiting to be part of history. >> it is okay to disagree with us and about issues but we still need to be recognized as part of the fabric of this country. >> reporter: experts say it will be hard for the court to ignore a huge shift in public opinion. 20 years ago, most of the country opposed same-sex marriage. >> the fact that majority of americans support marriage for gay and lesbian couples is going to be something that will be in the back of the justice's minds. >> reporter: two california couples are challenging the state's 2000-day voter approved ban. opponents say it violates the 14th amendment. >> we want the same sense of security that other married couples want to have. we think it is worth fighting for. >> reporter: s
ABC
Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
to get the ban and will deliver a petition with 55,000 signatures to state regulators considering changes to state home furnishing guidelines which allow the chemicals' use. >> i am feeling like i should buy a lottery ticket. lisa said the chances for rain are not that great and -- boom! -- so what does that say? >> we are talking about isolated showers here around santa cruz, notice we have a little activity offshore and the hills of the east bay and low clouds will accompany this with a little bit of mist and drizzle as you head out. it will be cool and with that, the temperatures are being held fairly much in the 40's to near 50. hayward is near 50. los gatos is at 45 and 40 in santa rosa. always head out the door look for the cloud cover and cool conditions, 40's and 50's and by the afternoon the sea breeze kicks up mostly to partly cloudy skies, mid-60's an the bay with upper 60's inland east bay staying cool in the 50's at the coast and a look ahead, featuring the partly cloudy skies today, better chance of rain tomorrow, with similar temperatures. by friday, behind the system, a qu
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
hale has mentioned it's based on a certain renewable rate and customer care participation. if we change some of these choices made in the programs or changed in some of the assumption we can change the cost of the program and apply the cost savings to either lowering the rate or we can apply it to bonding capacity, but if we were to add up all of those cost savings that were summarized by miss hale, that comes you the to $9.4 million annually and that would give us roughly $90 million in bonding capacity. if we chose that otherwise it could go into savings for rate payers. >> yes. or we could reduce the rate the 2 cents for the renewables mix and half cent for the payment. >> and the areas for commission action can you say what that provides in terms of what it means in terms of that $9.4 million. does that go directly toward rate payers or does that lead towards -- >> it leads to the program as it's been designed as with a 10 percent mix with the type 1 renewable, 85 percent for the type 2 renewable. it's been said at the program has been designed. if we make different choices on how
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 3:30am PDT
after that. >> march 13th, we changed it a bit, so on the second wednesday we meet now but not on the third wednesday. so would it be possible to hear it on march, am i seeing this right? you will be gone, i am seeing. i think that it is february still. >> so we are looking at april third? would that work? >> that is fine with us. >> okay. >> so april third for the pursuit driving dgo. >> i mean the only caviot with that is if the poa wants to meet and confer on the policy changes and that scheduling then may have its own course that might delay a little bit. but there is a legal obligation to provide notice of the change and confer with the oa request. >> and since we are a month out, hopefully that is enough time for them to respond. sometimes it is hard to put all of the schedules together. for the people who need to be there. okay. >> for now, april third. >> thank you. >> commissioner kingsley? >> i would like to also schedule on the april third, meeting the scheduling resolution. commissioner turm an and i have been working with the city attorney katie porter for
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 1:30pm PDT
the tools to make change in their lives. whether that change is voting on an issue in a way that they will really confident about, or that change is how to understand why it is important to support our small farmers. each class has a different purpose, but what we hope is that when people leave here they understand how to achieve that goal and feel that they have the resources necessary to do that. >> are you inspired? maybe you want to learn how to have a patch in your backyard or cook better with fresh ingredients . or grab a quick bite with organic goodies. find out more about 18 reasons by going to 18 reasons.org and learn about buy right market and creamery by going to buy right market.com. and don't forget to check out our blog for more info on many of our episodes at sf quick bites.com. until next time, may the fork be with you. ♪ ♪ >> so chocolaty. mm. ♪ >> oh, this is awesome. oh, sorry. i thought we were done rolling. ♪ ♪ >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history.
SFGTV
Mar 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT
so many things outside the church that needed change and support and you made it your vision to make sure that temple united methodist church could look beyond it's walls to support a whole community that was really changing. i think that's really a lovely, a real significance, that contribution. i know in the past couple years you have been able to establish an immigrant law center providing legal advice and legal support for immigrants facing possible deportation and i think that is a huge significant contribution that you have made to the community. when i come to your church, your community events, it's a place where clearly everyone is welcome, all are welcome, in fact that is one of your philosophy that you have about your church it's. economically, racially, and the languages as well. i believe that's all what you have been able to create over the years in your commitment to temple united methodist church. district 11 has the unfortunate distinction of not supporting same sex marriage. we didn't have a good turnout against prop 8 in district 11 in 2008, yet i know your church
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 1:30am PDT
to change that? i really think that -- i sort of now, although i came up with the name the southern public defenders training center. it's not just training we do. when people think of training they think of learning cross-examination skills and of learning the law. what we do is teach lawyers to adopt values that are missing in the system. we give them strategies when they confront challenges in the system to overcome those challenges instilling values in them and we have a membership community that reinforces to try to do that and the goal is when they are raiseing the standard of interpretation. in 10 years one of them will be sitting at that table, one of them will get that question an they will answer it correctly. i don't have enough resources. the movement is about teaching people to be better lawyers today but also building an army of people across the region and ultimately across the country who will work their ways into positions of power where they are leading public defenders offices and hiring people behind them to do what you do all the time, jeff, you are out there telling p
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
the bush administration, that the constitutional law will change, that is controversial. the theory in 1965 that you could be fired from every employee job if were found not a be gay, everybody had constitutional right to marry a same-sex partner. now they do not. they've pushed it through in a few states. that cannot be directly to think about it. if we think about the factors that are very important, it is neither an mutability or political powerlessness. it is the other two factors. is this a group that has a history of being oppressed and prejudiced? yes. is the characteristic we're talking about something that affects your ability to contribute to society. nope. once those questions are answered, the other two the courts as are sometimes important and sometimes are not important. political powerlessness to not have much to do with the decision in 1975 to make heightened scrutiny applied to gender discrimination. that whole scenario tells you. >> those laws being challenged were written before women either have the right to vote or exercised it in any considerable fashion. the books. >>
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 3:00am PDT
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CNN
Mar 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. could your life in the air about to be changed? we have a special report. let's go out front. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. cold feet on gay marriage. could the supreme court be having second thoughts of taking up the lightning rod issue? today protesters and gay rights supporters swarming the steps of the supreme court and inside the justices were listening to the arguments. bullet point by bullet point. for and against. california's ban on same-sex marriage. that's the so-called proposition 8. the justices have the power to make gay marriage the law of the land. currently, it's actually only the law in nine states and washington, d.c. if you go straight from that to all 50, well, that's a really big edict from the high court and some justices sounded wary of issuing such a broad ruling. >> on a question like that, of such fundamental importance, why should it not be left for the people? either acting through initiatives and referendums or through their elected public officials? >> well, others like justice kennedy questioned why they were hearing the case in the first
Current
Mar 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >> everything changes in this country, all the time. so i think it's exactly what this country is supposed to be about. >> michael: the issue has picked up speed since 2008 when california passed prop 8 a ban on gay marriage, the next year two couples sued the state. four years later the case has landed in the supreme court. the justices will decide whether california voters had the constitutional right to bangay marriage. lawyers for both sides made their case today. the lawyer representing gay couples said that prop 8 is unconstitutional because it quote walls off gays and lesbians from marriage. but charles cooper argued that there was already a democratic process going on in the states to determine whether gay people should marry, and the court should stay out of it. he also said allowing same-sex couples to marriage would sever marriage and encourage so-called responsible procreation. >> michael: that issue of whether marriage is just about having kids is part of the discussion. here is justice kagan. >> michael: would that be constitutional? a very good questio
FOX Business
Mar 25, 2013 10:00pm EDT
how fluid the situation is, we, too, can confirm the cypress government changed its mind. the central bank here as well as the finance minister decided to open all the banks on thursday rather than staggering with some openings on tuesday. by that time, lou, people will be without banks on this island nation for 12 full days. they were told to keep calm, but that could be difficult. lou: i'm sure it is difficult, and difficult as well, days ago, we heard they had just a few days of food suppies, grocery stores were running short of food stocks for the shelf. what is that situation? is there now food in this bailout that will make that -- going to decrease the food problem? >> the supplies here okay, lou. gas was short because people were hording. what they are running short on is cash. right now, the atms are limited to 100 euros,that's $130 per day, and that is a big problem for the folks here, and one more point is peopl forget that a lot of people do their banking online. again, for 12 days, the folks here have not been able to do any kind of online banking, any kind of electronic
NBC
Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
-sex marriage. the decision, not expected for months, could change the rules across the country. nbc bay area's gene elliot live. >> reporter: terry, supporters of same-sex marriage took over market street tonight and marched here to san francisco's city hall making a lot of noise along the way, letting members of the u.s. supreme court know their future is in the court's hands. hundreds of marriage equality supporters rally in city hall in san francisco. urging supreme courts to rule in favor of prop 8. >>> a march covered two city blocks. >> we got married 2004, got it validated, we were lucky enough to get married again in 2008. >> reporter: together for 21 years, mark and scott say they are marching to remind the supreme court justices they should be treated equally in the law. >> if i'm in the hospital and i got the wrong nurse, they won't let him in. so this has to pass to give us the kind of rights we deserve. >> while hundreds of families rally, many couples have traveled to washington, d.c. to be on the supreme court steps while their future is debated. >> this feels like our date wi
ABC
Mar 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
was forever changed. >> reporter: the prime suspect, evan ebel, a recent parolee who was killed in a shoot-out with police texas two days later. late today, police say ballistic tests show the gun he used in texas was the same one used to kill tom clements. >> this is an exact match, it has been confirmed. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say they expect he also killed a pizza delivery man to use his uniform as a disguise as he approached clements' home. ebel was a member of the 211 crew. abc news has learned tom clements thought the gang was too strong and to break it up, he ordered members sent to different institutions. investigators are now interviewing inmates to see if the gang ordered a hit on clements. in recent years, experts say all tra violent white supremacist gangs, like the 211 crew and the arian brotherhood, the subject of this national geographic investigation, have expanded their criminal enterprises outside the prison walls, selling drugs and running guns, all directed from behind bars. >> they devised all kinds of codes. the letter may look benign, but it's directing
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, i suppose you can force the child to say, this is my friend, but it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend. that's, it seems to me, what supporters of proposition 8 are saying here. all you're interested in is the label. and you insist on changing the definition of the label. >> wow. gavin newsom. thank you for joining us. >> i didn't get that fully. i was thinking back five years ago when i fell in love, you know, with my wife now, jen. if i sat on my knee and said, honey, i want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you civil union me? i'd be here with a scar. the point being, that label means a tremendous amount. that symbol, marriage is what it's about. you can't have something else and call it equal. i mean, that's the whole argument against civil unions. they are something else. so with respect to chief justice, i just don't think he gets that. >> that argument was made by our cardinal who asked a small group of journalists. the word gay went from fred astaire gay to having a good time to being a homosexual. words change their meanings. >> to say it has
PBS
Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in segregatio that 81% that andrew mentioned is not going to change its mind as it grows older. >> rose: we conclude with a conversation with the remarkable young filmmaker named adam leone. his new movie is called "gimme the loot." >> we really wanted to show a part of new york that isn't seen so much on movies and t.v. right now, i think. because a lot of people i know talk about how new york has become a mall and the big box stores. that's a part of new york but there's still this energy and there are these neighborhoods that are very much ale a very much still neighborhoods and so we wanted to go out into the bronx and all over the city and show that. >> rose: same-sex marriage and "gimme the loot" when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it is an important week for the united states supreme court. starting on tuesday, the court will hearing amounts in two cases involving the legality of same-sex marriage. the nine justices will first consider an appeal of an earlier ruling that rendered california's
PBS
Mar 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
data, i think a decisive majority of americans are in favor of this and that's unlikely to change. that will probably only increase. california several years ago, the people of california rejected gay marriage and put in their constitution an anti-gay marriage, proposition 8. if they were revote that today i think result would be dramatically different so the question is will the supreme court justice, in effect, count the states as it sometimes has in various contexts, cruel and unusual punishment or elsewhere, or will it look at other indices of broader public opinion and to what extent it actually thinks that public opinion matters. >> rose: measure the velocity of the change after not seeming to go anywhere for so long. >> when we started-- and i wrote the first piece in '89 in defense of this-- and for the first five years they laughed at you. (laughs) seriously. gay marriage? they were like -- they were laughing. and for the first ten years people forget this but it was the left that was -- that was opposed to this. thinking it was -- i was a patriarchal trying to join an in
KRON
Mar 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
took to the street >> things are changing in this country. >> my partner and i want to get married in october of. >> some of those are already married before proposition . however, we were not recognized from the government. they are optimistic that the ultimate ruling would be in their favor. the majority of the favors support same-sex marriage. >> it every day i get more and more optimistic things have been changing on this issue than any other issue. >> it feels like there is this momentum across the country that id the supreme court would be stupid if they rule against it. >> reporter: loss of cheering and many people say that this supreme court with -- lots of cheering. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> pam: continuing our team coverage. kron 4's scott rates speaks to one bay area couple. they say they have been waiting for this issue to reach the high court for a long time. coming up at 11:15. a preview of the upcoming prop eight hearing. as a crowd forms right outside the u.s. supreme court. >> the supreme court hearing has a something they have been waiting for for a very long ti
PBS
Mar 25, 2013 6:30pm PDT
in a rebel crew. they accused him of bringing about little positive change while in office. the majority ofhe central afrin republic still lives entire property despite vast natural resources that include diamonds, gold, and uranium. south africa has confirmed that at least 13 of its soldiers were killed in the weekends fighting. they were stationed alongside french groups as peacekeepers in the cntry. for decades, lyrical instability ha ruled the central african republic. this is just the latest in a long line of foods -- ocf coups. >> short break, back in a minute. >> her mother is hiv positive. he was infected at birth. she probably will not live until the age of i've. -- of the 5. the german aids foundation is supporting the project. get a baby a future. make a donation. to save a life. >> thank you for saying -- you staying with us. >> welcome back. >> those oppition leaders welcomed the announcement, but it remains very divided. -- he does intend to address the summit. >> meanwhile, syrian activists are trying to mobilize german support for their efforts to oust the assad government. >>
CBS
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
changes. >> there are a lot of changes that are impacting local government. it requires somebody who is experience. >> canddants have till wednesday to file -- candidates have till wednesday to file. >>> the office of ethics conducts investigations into house members. the investigation centers on spend being boxman or members of her staff. her attorney says michele bachmann is cooperating with the investigation. >>> apple perched a start up -- perched a start up. the company is paying $20 million for wifi slam. apple confirms the deal but isn't giving any details. >>> chevron struck oil at a new well in the gulf of mexico. the company today announced the discovery at the well. 190 miles off the louisiana coast. crews drilled 6 miles deep. the well results are being evaluated. it is 12 miles from a discovery last week. >>> the golden gate bridge district is days away from ending its toll collection. a new sign is up to remind drivers the bridge will convert to electronic tolling on wednesday. you will have a choice of fast track or pay based on a
CBS
Mar 26, 2013 3:10am PDT
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FOX
Mar 25, 2013 6:00pm PDT
with challenges such as implementing healthcare changes. >> there are a lot of changes happening that are impacting local government so i think it requires somebody who is experienced. >> so far five people pulled nomination papers and paid the fee. candidates have till wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to file. >>> they are update over the owner wanting to raise the health plan. they are asking workers to shoulder huge increases in the employee health plan. the hike would cost workers hundreds of dollars a year. they did not comment on the labor talks. >>> mayor ed lee joined hotel workers to celebrate a contract deal. the mayor along with the workers and union leaders gathered at the hilton san francisco union square hotel. the contract was set to expire in august. it is a effort with healthen hotels -- with hilton hotels in six cities. >> they will have health benefits, they will have a pension that they can rely on for years and years to come. >> it lasts till 2018. the union said today they plan to work on securing better contracts with other hotel groups. >>> the administrator has a l
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